Category Archives: personal

Pet Interactions

Here are a couple of stories that show how we interact with animals. Biting the Hand that Teases You In 1956, during the time my first sister was born, I was farmed out to the Duffs in New Lowell, Ontario. … Continue reading

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Coffee Brouhaha

This is a simple post today. It’s my way of saying thank you for all the lovely cups of coffee I’ve enjoyed over the years   Williams Coffee Pub My wife, Susan, will tell you that the easiest way to … Continue reading

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Guardian Angel?

I Live in a Safe Universe Such a simple statement, really: yet I believe it to be true. But what happens when you have to brush up against someone else’s careless stupidity? Then something (or someone) else helps out. Remembrance … Continue reading

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Decoding a Symbol in Dreams

Last Night I woke up fairly early this morning with a question on my mind: what was I trying to tell myself? The issue was a fleeting image of writing this post today. The idea was that a symbol was … Continue reading

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The TTC: Toronto Transit Commission

This is a pictorial homage to a institution that I grew up with in the city of my birth: the Toronto Transit Commission. Streetcars My earliest memories include Sunday rides on streetcars, the Toronto tram system. They were steamy in … Continue reading

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Searching the Abstract

I often joke with family and friends that I can find anyone or anything if I set my mind to do it. Here’s a case in point:     Noel Coward’s “Present Laughter” on Broadway 2017 I watched this programme … Continue reading

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Personal Bankruptcy

In Canada The concept of having your debts wiped out and starting again is very attractive, on the surface, at least. The law has an escape clause that allows someone deep in debt to come out from underneath the weight … Continue reading

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